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  1. Only1Z's Avatar
    I wanted to say thanks to AT&T for creating these plans for those of us that prefer the European model of separating the plan from the phone. A big shout out to T-Mobile for pushing the industry towards this model. I have finally dumped my grandfathered unlimited data with AT&T as it was no longer worth keeping (they throttled it anyway if you were a heavy user). My wife and I now share 2GB of data and have unlimited talk and text for $105 per month. And factoring in my corporate discount of 24%, it is now just under $92 per month. I'm happy that I finally feel like this is a fair price since we provide our own phones. Also a big thanks to Google for the Nexus products. Regardless of whether you like iOS, Windows Phone, or Android best, you cannot argue a better value at $350 for a wonderful unlocked phone. Again, these types of things all help to push the industry towards change and it's working! There is still a lot of work to be done in the mobile sector but at least things are trending in the right direction.

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    12-14-2013 12:31 PM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    You're quite welcome.
    12-14-2013 01:10 PM
  3. vividrich's Avatar
    My wife and I have been on the mobile share plans for awhile. My contract is up in July. Am I correct saying that at that time I'll begin receiving the $15 discount automatically?

    Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 via Android Central App
    12-28-2013 07:45 PM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    I'd have to say no thanks AT&T for the mobile share plans... I'd rather not share and also would rather no limits .

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    12-29-2013 03:02 AM
  5. cgardnervt's Avatar
    I'd have to say no thanks AT&T for the mobile share plans... I'd rather not share and also would rather no limits .

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    But the fact still remains. Unlimited data or good coverage. Unless you are one of the few lucky ones that have it grandfathered in. But your in a good tmo coverage area where most are not sadly. So choices are limited. :-P

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    12-29-2013 09:24 AM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    But the fact still remains. Unlimited data or good coverage. Unless you are one of the few lucky ones that have it grandfathered in. But your in a good tmo coverage area where most are not sadly. So choices are limited. :-P

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    I was one of those lucky few with an unlimited plan from them.... but AT&T still puts limits on it. After 5GB you go to edge speeds... So It wasn't really unlimited anymore .

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    12-29-2013 11:01 AM
  7. DayThyme's Avatar
    I was one of those lucky few with an unlimited plan from them.... but AT&T still puts limits on it. After 5GB you go to edge speeds... So It wasn't really unlimited anymore .
    Yeah, it is a 5GB plan for the price of 2GB.
    12-29-2013 12:14 PM
  8. cgardnervt's Avatar
    Yeah, it is a 5GB plan for the price of 2GB.
    While you are correct now but back in the day it was "unlimited". Either way its still a great deal when you look at att's coverage maps. LTE is super fast! In VT anyways.
    12-29-2013 12:31 PM
  9. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    I was one of those lucky few with an unlimited plan from them.... but AT&T still puts limits on it. After 5GB you go to edge speeds... So It wasn't really unlimited anymore .

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    I have 2 unlimited data plans on my at&t account. They throttle your speed after 4gb on an LTE plan and 3gb on a non LTE. I'm changing to 10gb mobile share plan on Jan 1st. The reason I'm changing over is because the one data plan on my account that is not unlimited is the one that uses the most data. I'll be paying the same amount and the device that uses more data will have access to it.

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    12-29-2013 12:39 PM
  10. cgardnervt's Avatar
    I have 2 unlimited data plans on my at&t account. They throttle your speed after 4gb on an LTE plan and 3gb on a non LTE. I'm changing to 10gb mobile share plan on Jan 1st. The reason I'm changing over is because the one data plan on my account that is not unlimited is the one that uses the most data. I'll be paying the same amount and the device that uses more data will have access to it.

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    Sounds like a win win to me! Same price and more data.
    12-29-2013 12:48 PM
  11. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    Sounds like a win win to me! Same price and more data.
    Yep. My wife and I have the old unlimited plans but we don't use that much data. My 19 year old has a 3gb plan for $30 that she goes over every month so I end up paying an extra $10 for her plan which brings my total for data to $100. The same price as the 10gb plan. I've been holding onto those unlimited plan like they were actually worth something. In the end, its just a word on your statement.

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    12-29-2013 01:10 PM
  12. DayThyme's Avatar
    Yep. My wife and I have the old unlimited plans but we don't use that much data. My 19 year old has a 3gb plan for $30 that she goes over every month so I end up paying an extra $10 for her plan which brings my total for data to $100.
    Switch phone numbers with her.
    12-29-2013 01:33 PM
  13. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    I've had the same cell phone number since 1996. It's the only one I've ever had and probably the only one I'll ever have.

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    12-29-2013 02:55 PM
  14. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    Anyway, those old cell plans that are based on voice minutes are going away. Measured data with unlimited talk and text are the plans of the future. It's better to get on one early before the rates go up. Voice minute plans and subsidized phone are going away.

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    12-29-2013 02:59 PM
  15. DayThyme's Avatar
    Anyway, those old cell plans that are based on voice minutes are going away. Measured data with unlimited talk and text are the plans of the future. It's better to get on one early before the rates go up. Voice minute plans and subsidized phone are going away.
    Verizon has never discontinued a grandfathered plan ever. There are people who still have the ridiculously cheap alltel plans. As long as you don't make any changes to the plan, Verizon lets you keep your plan.

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    I've had the same cell phone number since 1996. It's the only one I've ever had and probably the only one I'll ever have.
    Then tell your daughter to get her own plan, lol!
    12-29-2013 03:06 PM
  16. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    Verizon has never discontinued a grandfathered plan ever. There are people who still have the ridiculously cheap alltel plans. As long as you don't make any changes to the plan, Verizon lets you keep your plan.

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    Then tell your daughter to get her own plan, lol!
    At&t let's you keep your old plan too, if you like. I held on to my old Bellsouth Mobility plan as long as I could but it eventually no longer served my purposes.I ended up with more lines on my account and more need for data. So I moved on.

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    12-29-2013 03:22 PM
  17. DayThyme's Avatar
    At&t let's you keep your old plan too, if you like. I held on to my old Bellsouth Mobility plan as long as I could but it eventually no longer served my purposes.I ended up with more lines on my account and more need for data. So I moved on.
    The reason I am hanging onto my Verizon truly unthrottled, unlimited data plan is because I don't know what my future needs are going to be but everything I see indicates to me, my future needs are going to use a lot of data.

    The carriers know that, too, that is why they are giving away talk and text and putting a premium on data. They haven't tricked me into giving up my UDP, though because the writing on the wall is very clear when it comes to the value of mobile data.
    12-29-2013 03:33 PM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    The reason I am hanging onto my Verizon truly unthrottled, unlimited data plan is because I don't know what my future needs are going to be but everything I see indicates to me, my future needs are going to use a lot of data.

    The carriers know that, too, that is why they are giving away talk and text and putting a premium on data. They haven't tricked me into giving up my UDP, though because the writing on the wall is very clear when it comes to the value of mobile data.
    I already use a lot so that's why I went to T-Mobile for unlimited unthrottled data as well .

    And I agree the future will just cause people to use more since phones are being able to do more and more.

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    12-29-2013 03:36 PM
  19. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    The reason I am hanging onto my Verizon truly unthrottled, unlimited data plan is because I don't know what my future needs are going to be but everything I see indicates to me, my future needs are going to use a lot of data.

    The carriers know that, too, that is why they are giving away talk and text and putting a premium on data. They haven't tricked me into giving up my UDP, though because the writing on the wall is very clear when it comes to the value of mobile data.
    Expect Verizon to nix the UDP before too long.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-576...t-sustainable/

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    12-29-2013 07:24 PM
  20. DayThyme's Avatar
    Expect Verizon to nix the UDP before too long.
    People have been saying that for awhile now and it hasn't happened.

    Verizon's plan to date has been to entice people off by offering 6GB for the price of 2GB and subsidized phones if you will give up your unlimited data plan on your own. Enough people are doing it that there are going to be very few UDP users soon enough. And we won't be a problem to the network in such small numbers.
    12-29-2013 08:06 PM
  21. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    I wish I could believe that. The day will come when the big carriers will no longer allow anyone unlimited access to their network. It may take a while but its coming.

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    12-29-2013 08:13 PM
  22. DayThyme's Avatar
    I wish I could believe that. The day will come when the big carriers will no longer allow anyone unlimited access to their network. It may take a while but its coming.
    Perhaps so, but until then, I will enjoy my unthrottled, truly unlimited data plan to the fullest on the best 4G LTE network in the US.
    12-29-2013 09:44 PM
  23. Almeuit's Avatar
    Perhaps so, but until then, I will enjoy my unthrottled, truly unlimited data plan to the fullest on the best 4G LTE network in the US.
    Hard to say best unless you strictly mean on coverage. No carrier is the best everywhere .

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    12-30-2013 11:26 AM
  24. DayThyme's Avatar
    Hard to say best unless you strictly mean on coverage. No carrier is the best everywhere .
    True, but it seems like Verizon's is the best more places than the others.
    12-30-2013 11:39 AM
  25. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    True, but it seems like Verizon's is the best more places than the others.
    At&t seems to be better in the southeast.

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    12-30-2013 12:48 PM
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